stupid kernels

Fabio Fracassi f.fracassi at
Wed Jan 31 02:52:16 PST 2001

On Wednesday 31 January 2001 10:00, you wrote:
> Well that was nice,
> I'm running Debian atm (yes, I know I should be running LFS :) and I tried
> to in stall kernel 2.4.0 a few days ago (the debian way) and the rcS script
> segfaulted and the kernel panicked every time I tried to install it.
> Today I tried to install kernel 2.4.1 (the normal way) and wouldn't you
> know it .... everything segfaulted at startup. I'm surprised it even got to
> the login pro mpt after all those segfaulting services. It wouldn't even
> mount /proc. So I"m a bit disappointed in all this.

> Can't figure out what's gone wrong. Maybe it's something to do with Debian
> woody's unstable packages (gcc 2.95.3 and glibc 2.2.1 or some such), but
> other Debian users report great results with the 2.4.0 kernels.

That somehow sounds as if you compiled for the wrong architecture, default
with the 2.4.x seris is PIII, let me guess, you don't have one, but didn't 
change it?

> So I'll just stick to 2.2.18 untill there's a distro that comes with kernel
> 2.4.1 (or successors) out of the box. At least then it should work. Maybe
> I'll try Mandrake with ReiserFS support and GRUB in the future (just to
> build LFS of course, I'm no sticking to an rpm based distro).

Go ahead, both reiserfs and GRUB are very good (IMHO)

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